In the comic book world, adaptations can swing wildly from perfection to utter tragedy with a handful of films finding home in the middle ground. In the past I’ve gone on about which comic films have been good, bad and break evens but filmmakers are finding their groove these days and most of those films are putting their properties in the win columns. One to root for an underdog, when a product is ill-received in the first go round I am always up for a redeeming sequel. But when a film is so bad even those responsible wish they could unsee it, a prequel, sequel or reboot, even in this day and age, probably will never see the light of day.
So when Ghost Rider (see last sentence above) was given another shot at redemption there was only one way to rise from the ashes, so to speak, with a sequel worth making; go insane or go home. If the first trailer didn’t get your pulse going then have a look at what Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor did to get the shots for this (never mind the recent news that this will be PG-13). I must say that after seeing this we should all get excited to see just what the Crank duo will unleash on screen. I could probably watch 95 minutes of seeing footage like this instead of the movie… Enjoy!
Directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and starring Nic Cage, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido, and Johnny Whitworth, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is slated for release in a few weeks on February 17, 2012. How about that? Anyone going to take a chance on this after seeing the short featurette??